Eagle Bend

From Wind Repertory Project
James Barnes

James Barnes

Subtitle: An Overture for Band: Opus 105.

General Info

Year: 2000
Duration: c. 7:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Keiser Southern Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $85.00   |   Score Only (print) - $18.00


Full Score
Flute I-II-III
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra Alto Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (div.)
Tuba (div.)
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbal
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Sandpaper Blocks
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Woodblock
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The work was commissioned by the Oklahoma chapter of Phi Beta Mu to commemorate the lifetime work and accomplishments of George Brite, who served as director of bands at Sapulpa High School for many years. His very straightforward overture in ABA form is full of jazz harmony, musical humor, clever counterpoint and colorful scoring for which Jim Barnes is so well known.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class A
  • Kansas: V
  • Virginia: V


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  • Barnes, J. (2000). Eagle Bend: An Overture for Band: Op. 105 [score]. Southern Music: San Antonio, Tx.